Globe just released an official statement in response to Tonino Lamborghini’s allegation that Globe didn’t have the right or authority to use the “Tonino Lamborghini” name for their Tattoo stick. According to the press release, Globe got the rights from Primo Mobile, the caretaker of all mobile phone related products for Tonino Lamborghini. Here’s the full statement for your perusal:
Globe Telecom obtained authorization to use the name and logo Tonino Lamborghini through an agreement with Primo Mobile, the master franchisor of mobile phone related products for the Italian brand Tonino Lamborghini. Primo Mobile is a Singapore-based company that has a master license agreement with Tonino Lamborghini s.r.l. and is duly authorized to sub-license the use of the Lamborghini logo. The design of the Globe Tattoo Tonino Lamborghini 4G USB sticks was reviewed and approved by Primo Mobile.
Globe Telecom assures the public of its strong adherence and commitment to the highest ethical standards in business and good corporate governance. The company will not engage in any activity that will mislead the public in the course of doing business and serving its customers.
It will be interesting how this will all play out but we probably won’t hear from Tonino Lamborghini again since this should get settled through more private channels.